Middletown Area Study, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification Number: (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL500250.5144
2) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male22745.4
2) Female27354.6
TOTAL500100.0
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married31062.1
2) Widowed489.6
3) Separated40.8
4) Divorced397.8
5) Never been married9819.6
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
4) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Elementary--410.2
6) Elementary--640.8
7) Elementary--720.4
8) Elementary--830.6
9) High school--981.6
10) High school--10204.0
11) High school--11224.4
12) High school graduate18938.0
13) College--freshman326.4
14) College--sophomore5511.0
15) College--junior367.2
16) College graduate5711.4
17) College--graduate or professional5410.8
18) Trade school153.0
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
6) Elementary--620.4
7) Elementary--720.4
8) Elementary--871.4
9) High school--961.2
10) High school--10132.6
11) High school--1181.6
12) High school graduate13427.1
13) College--freshman153.0
14) College--sophomore326.5
15) College--junior102.0
16) College graduate428.5
17) College--graduate or professional275.5
18) Trade school142.8
19) Not applicable (not married)18337.0
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
6) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
0) 0 kids12424.9
1) 1 kid7014.1
2) 2 kids14028.1
3) 3 kids8316.7
4) 4 kids438.6
5) 5 kids234.6
6) 6 kids102.0
7) 7 kids20.4
8) 8 or more kids30.6
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
7) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County18837.6
2) Other Indiana county16432.8
3) Outside Indiana14829.6
TOTAL500100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16633.3
2) No204.0
3) Not applicable31262.7
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama20.4
3) Arizona10.2
4) Arkansas10.2
5) California51.0
6) Colorado20.4
9) Florida30.6
10) Georgia10.2
13) Illinois142.8
15) Iowa30.6
16) Kansas20.4
17) Kentucky275.4
18) Louisiana10.2
21) Massachusetts10.2
22) Michigan91.8
23) Minnesota10.2
24) Mississippi30.6
25) Missouri30.6
32) New York51.0
33) North Carolina20.4
35) Ohio193.8
36) Oklahoma10.2
37) Oregon10.2
38) Pennsylvania20.4
39) Rhode Island10.2
41) South Dakota20.4
42) Tennessee173.4
43) Texas30.6
46) Virginia40.8
47) Washington10.2
48) West Virginia40.8
49) Wisconsin10.2
51) Other country10.2
52) Not applicable35471.2
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
10) To which racial group do you belong? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White47495.2
2) Black153.0
3) Other91.8
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
11) What is your age, please? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49645.29219
12) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your spouse's age, please? (SPAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31147.71416
13) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time20440.8
2) Working part time and not in school489.6
3) With a job, but not at work because of temp. illness, vacation, strike, or maternity leave40.8
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work102.0
5) Retired12024.0
6) In school6112.2
7) Keeping house479.4
8) Other61.2
TOTAL500100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical7214.5
2) Managers, administrative, sales459.1
3) Clerical408.0
4) Craftsmen336.6
5) Operatives, laborers295.8
6) Farmers, farm laborers40.8
7) Service workers326.4
8) Not applicable24248.7
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
15) Do you work for someone, or are you self-employed? (SELFEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Work for someone21142.2
2) Self-employed346.8
3) Not applicable25551.0
TOTAL500100.0
16) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $5,000 or less4710.3
2) Between $5,000 & $10,000449.6
3) Between $10,000 & $15,0005011.0
4) Between $15,000 & $20,000398.6
5) Between $20,000 & $25,000316.8
6) Between $25,000 & $30,000388.3
7) Between $30,000 & $50,0009220.2
8) Between $50,000 & $75,0006714.7
9) Between $75,000 & $100,000163.5
10) $100,000 or more112.4
11) Don't know214.6
Missing44 
TOTAL456100.0
17) How would you rate Clinton's performance as president of the United States? Would you say he is doing: (CLINPERF)
TOTAL%
1) An excellent job91.8
2) A good job9218.6
3) An okay job22244.8
4) A poor job9018.2
5) A terrible job5210.5
6) Don't know306.1
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
18) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican11423.1
2) As an Independent12525.4
3) As a Democrat13427.2
4) As a member of some other party10.2
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat11222.7
6) Don't know71.4
Missing7 
TOTAL493100.0
19) How would you consider your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal122.4
2) Liberal9619.4
3) Middle-of-the-road19038.3
4) Conservative14829.8
5) Very conservative214.2
6) Don't know295.8
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
20) The most important problem facing America today is for people to have more self-discipline. Do you: (SELFDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10921.8
2) Agree28456.9
3) Are you neutral479.4
4) Disagree499.8
5) Strongly disagree51.0
6) Don't know51.0
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
21) There should be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools. Do you: (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree397.9
2) Agree18136.8
3) Are you neutral8717.7
4) Disagree12024.4
5) Strongly disagree479.6
6) Don't know183.7
Missing8 
TOTAL492100.0
22) "Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television and magazines." Do you: (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10320.7
2) Agree18336.8
3) Are you neutral5210.5
4) Disagree11122.3
5) Strongly disagree408.0
6) Don't know81.6
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
23) "A breakdown in morality is the major cause of the lawlessness we find in so many of our major cities in the United States." Do you: (LAWLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10721.6
2) Agree26653.6
3) Are you neutral459.1
4) Disagree5611.3
5) Strongly disagree91.8
6) Don't know132.6
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
24) Condoms should be available to teen-agers in their high schools. Do you: (CONDOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6212.5
2) Agree20441.1
3) Are you neutral428.5
4) Disagree12825.8
5) Strongly disagree499.9
6) Don't know112.2
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
25) A woman should be able to get a legal abortion for any reason. Do you: (LEGABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree438.7
2) Agree17735.8
3) Are you neutral428.5
4) Disagree15431.1
5) Strongly disagree7314.7
6) Don't know61.2
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
26) People have different opinions about what kinds of books should be in their community library. How about a book that said churches and religion were bad? Should that book be in your community library? (RELBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28457.1
2) No19338.8
3) Don't know204.0
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
27) How about a book favoring government ownership of all industries? Should this book be in your community library? (GVTBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30761.9
2) No15531.3
3) Don't know346.9
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
28) How about a book which said that blacks are biologically inferior? Should this book be in your community library? (RACEBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20241.1
2) No26453.8
3) Don't know255.1
Missing9 
TOTAL491100.0
29) How about a book which said that all people should be required to have a gun in their homes for protection? Should this book be in your community library? (GUNBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24649.9
2) No20742.0
3) Don't know408.1
Missing7 
TOTAL493100.0
30) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic5811.9
2) Protestant21944.8
3) Christian12124.7
4) Jewish51.0
5) Other: like Islam, etc.102.0
6) None6813.9
7) Don't know81.6
Missing11 
TOTAL489100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Methodist9218.7
2) Methodist: Union Chapel, Center Chapel or Fountain Square81.6
3) Episcopal51.0
4) Presbyterian, not part of Presbyterian Church, USA91.8
5) Presbyterian, part of Presbyterian Church, USA102.0
6) Presbyterian, not sure if part of Presbyterian Church, USA61.2
7) Lutheran, not part of the Missouri Synod61.2
8) Lutheran, part of the Missouri Synod102.0
9) Lutheran, not sure if part of the Missouri Synod10.2
10) Baptist, not part of American Baptist Churches163.2
11) Baptist, part of American Baptist Churches397.9
12) Baptist, not sure if part of American Baptist Churches122.4
13) Christian, not part of the Disciples of Christ51.0
14) Christian, part of the Disciples of Christ51.0
15) Christian, not sure if part of the Disciples of Christ40.8
16) United Church of Christ71.4
17) Church of the Brethren30.6
18) Friends Church40.8
19) Unitarian-Universalist10.2
20) Nazarene153.0
21) Assembly of God61.2
22) Church of God183.7
23) Other346.9
24) Nondenominational275.5
25) Not applicable (Not Protestant/Christian)15030.4
Missing7 
TOTAL493100.0
32) Last week, did you attend a church worship service? (ATCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17034.1
2) No32865.9
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
33) Last week, did you read part of the Bible? (READBBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24248.6
2) No25651.4
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
34) Last week, did you engage in prayer? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36974.2
2) No12825.8
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
35) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never6813.7
2) About once a year5410.8
3) A few times a year9619.3
4) About once a month459.0
5) More than once a month5911.8
6) Once a week10320.7
7) More than once a week7014.1
8) Don't know30.6
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
36) Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.16132.8
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.23748.3
3) The Bible is an ancient book of stories, legends, history and moral principles.7615.5
4) Don't know173.5
Missing9 
TOTAL491100.0
37) Whenever you have a serious problem, how frequently do you turn to the Bible for help? Do you do this: (BIBLEHLP)
TOTAL%
1) Always7915.9
2) Most of the time9218.5
3) Sometimes9819.7
4) Rarely9418.9
5) Never12926.0
6) Don't know51.0
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
38) America is God's chosen nation. Do you: (GODCHOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree285.6
2) Agree12024.2
3) Are you neutral459.1
4) Disagree25952.2
5) Strongly disagree357.1
6) Don't know91.8
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
39) Human beings have been corrupted by sin, and without God's grace, we would all be lost. Do you: (SIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8918.0
2) Agree24850.2
3) Are you neutral377.5
4) Disagree9619.4
5) Strongly disagree142.8
6) Don't know102.0
Missing6 
TOTAL494100.0
40) One purpose of religious education should be to gain a better understanding of non-Christian religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Do you: (RELEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree357.1
2) Agree26854.5
3) Are you neutral4910.0
4) Disagree9619.5
5) Strongly disagree173.5
6) Don't know275.5
Missing8 
TOTAL492100.0
41) A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. Do you: (RELMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8416.8
2) Agree28757.5
3) Are you neutral265.2
4) Disagree7715.4
5) Strongly disagree183.6
6) Don't know71.4
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
42) It is more important for a wife to help her husband's career than to have one herself. Do you: (WIFEHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51.0
2) Agree9318.8
3) Are you neutral387.7
4) Disagree27655.8
5) Strongly disagree7014.1
6) Don't know132.6
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
43) A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works. Do you: (CHILDSUF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree244.8
2) Agree17835.6
3) Are you neutral244.8
4) Disagree22545.0
5) Strongly disagree397.8
6) Don't know102.0
TOTAL500100.0
44) It is much better for everyone involved if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family. Do you: (WOMENAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree387.6
2) Agree13226.5
3) Are you neutral326.4
4) Disagree23046.2
5) Strongly disagree6012.0
6) Don't know61.2
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
45) So far as you and your family are concerned, would you say that you are pretty well satisfied with your present financial situation, more or less satisfied, or not satisfied at all? (FINSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty well satisfied19138.4
2) More or less satisfied22645.4
3) Not satisfied at all8016.1
4) Don't know10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
46) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (FINSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Getting better19038.1
2) Getting worse10521.0
3) Stayed the same20340.7
4) Don't know10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
47) Compared with American families in general, would you say your family income is far below average, below average, above average, or far above average? (FINCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Far below average224.5
2) Below average10621.5
3) Average22044.7
4) Above average12725.8
5) Far above average91.8
6) Don't know81.6
Missing8 
TOTAL492100.0
48) On the average, blacks have worse jobs, income and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are mainly due to discrimination? (DISCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16833.9
2) No29659.8
3) Don't know316.3
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
49) On the average, blacks have worse jobs, income and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are because most blacks have less in-born ability to learn? (LEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes397.9
2) No44188.9
3) Don't know163.2
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
50) On the average, blacks have worse jobs, income and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are because most blacks don't have the chance for education that it takes to rise out of poverty? (LESSEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21944.2
2) No25852.0
3) Don't know193.8
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
51) On the average, blacks have worse jobs, income and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are because most blacks just don't have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty? (MOTIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21944.6
2) No23347.5
3) Don't know397.9
Missing9 
TOTAL491100.0
52) Some people think that the government in Washington should do everything possible to improve the standard of living of all poor Americans. Other people think that each person should take care of themselves. Please identify which of the following statements most closely resembles your feelings on this subject. (GOVINT)
TOTAL%
1) I agree that the government should improve living standards15230.7
2) I agree that people should take care of themselves20641.6
3) I agree with both answers13026.3
4) Don't know71.4
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
53) Some people think that blacks have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to blacks. Please indicate which of the following statements most closely matches your feelings on the issue. (GOVTOBLG)
TOTAL%
1) I agree that the government is obligated to help blacks.9519.2
2) I agree that people should take care of themselves.30661.8
3) I agree with both answers.8417.0
4) Don't know102.0
Missing5 
TOTAL495100.0
54) How would you describe your general satisfaction with life at the present? (LIFESAT)
TOTAL%
1) Poor173.4
2) Fair8416.8
3) Good27354.7
4) Excellent12525.1
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
55) How would you rate your health today? Is it: (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor255.0
2) Fair7314.6
3) Good25651.3
4) Excellent14428.9
5) Don't know10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
56) How well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (FINNEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Barely469.4
2) Not very well479.6
3) Adequately20040.9
4) Well13728.0
5) Very well5912.1
Missing11 
TOTAL489100.0
57) As you know, some older people share a home with their adult children. Do you think this is generally a good idea or a bad idea? (SHARHOME)
TOTAL%
1) A bad idea19138.4
2) It depends10921.9
3) A good idea18637.3
4) Don't know122.4
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
58) Generally speaking, do you feel that those who provide care for someone who can't look after themselves experience: (PROVCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no stress112.2
2) Not very much stress122.4
3) Some stress18436.9
4) A great deal of stress27855.7
5) Don't know142.8
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
59) Women get preferential treatment for jobs in this society. Do you: (WOMPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71.4
2) Agree7414.9
3) Feel neutral183.6
4) Disagree32966.3
5) Strongly disagree5511.1
6) Don't know132.6
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
60) Racial minorities get preferential treatment for jobs in this society. Do you: (RACEPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree255.0
2) Agree19539.2
3) Feel neutral306.0
4) Disagree20641.4
5) Strongly disagree183.6
6) Don't know234.6
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
61) I believe homosexual activity, even between consenting adults, is morally wrong. Do you: (HOMOADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12825.8
2) Agree18737.7
3) Feel neutral306.0
4) Disagree11924.0
5) Strongly disagree244.8
6) Don't know81.6
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
62) Overall, how are black and white people getting along with each other these days in our society? (GETALONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well61.2
2) Generally good8016.1
3) Average21042.3
4) Not so good14629.4
5) Very poorly367.2
6) Don't know193.8
Missing3 
TOTAL497100.0
63) Say you are an employer. You have a job to fill that is important to the success of your business. The two finalists for the job are a black man and a white man who look just about equally able to do the job. What do you think you would do? (HIREMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Hire the black man.6713.7
2) Get more information and hire the better qualified.29660.7
3) Hire the white man.6012.3
4) Don't know6513.3
Missing12 
TOTAL488100.0
64) Say you are an employer. You have a job to fill that is important to the success of your business. The two finalists for the job are a white woman and a white man who look just about equally able to do the job. What do you think you would do? (HIRESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Hire the white woman.9319.0
2) Get more information and hire the better qualified.28357.8
3) Hire the white man.7014.3
4) Don't know449.0
Missing10 
TOTAL490100.0
65) Total length of interview, (in minutes): (TIME)
TOTAL%
0) 20.4
7) 20.4
8) 40.8
9) 102.0
10) 12124.2
11) 377.4
12) 5511.0
13) 5110.2
14) 295.8
15) 10721.4
16) 112.2
17) 122.4
18) 102.0
19) 20.4
20) 183.6
21) 51.0
22) 30.6
23) 51.0
24) 10.2
25) 71.4
28) 20.4
29) 10.2
30) 40.8
31) 10.2
TOTAL500100.0
66) I-SEX: Sex of respondent: (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male22745.4
2) Female27354.6
TOTAL500100.0
67) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Married31062.1
1) Widowed489.6
2) Div./Sep.438.6
3) Nev. marr.9819.6
Missing1 
TOTAL499100.0
68) I-EDUCATN: What is the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt H.S.6012.0
1) H.S. grad18938.0
2) SomCol/Trd13827.7
3) Coll grad5711.4
4) Grad schl5410.8
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
69) I-WHERBORN: Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-WHERBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County18837.6
2) Other Indiana county16432.8
3) Outside Indiana14829.6
TOTAL500100.0
70) I-RACE: To which racial group do you belong? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White47495.2
2) Black153.0
3) Other91.8
Missing2 
TOTAL498100.0
71) I-AGE: What is your age, please? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-2912525.2
1) 30-398817.7
2) 40-498316.7
3) 50-6410821.8
4) 65 & over9218.5
Missing4 
TOTAL496100.0
72) I-PARTY: Have you usually thought of yourself: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Republican11423.5
1) Independnt12525.7
2) Democrat13427.6
3) Varies/Oth11323.3
Missing14 
TOTAL486100.0
73) I-INCOME: Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) 10K & less9120.9
1) 10-20K8920.5
2) 20-30K6915.9
3) 30-50K9221.1
4) 50K & up9421.6
Missing65 
TOTAL435100.0
74) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic5811.9
1) Protestant21944.8
2) Christian12124.7
3) None6813.9
4) Other/DK234.7
Missing11 
TOTAL489100.0